Employment/Volunteer Opportunities Available
If you have skills in the fundraising/development area and would like to volunteer in our Rockville office, please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: The e-mail is no longer being checked.
Volunteering at AAIA is a great opportunity to learn about what is going on in Indian Country and contribute to the programs and issues that impact Native communities.
Federal Work Study Student(s) Needed for 2012-2013 School Year
Office Assistant Needed
If you attend Hood College, American University or Montgomery College, or if you attend another college in the Washington, DC area and receive Federal Work Study as part of your financial aid package and are interested in working for AAIA as an office assistant during the 2012-2013 school year, please contact Lisa Wyzlic at email@example.com or 240-314-7155.
Our office is located in Rockville, MD in front of Montgomery College and is 1 mile from Rockville Metro Station. There are multiple buses that run from the metro station to the office.
Juvenile Justice & Indian Child Welfare
TERM: Position is available through end of 2013 – continuation beyond 2013 is dependent upon funding
SALARY: $50,000/year (health insurance also provided)
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
LOCATION: Rockville, MD
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work with the Executive Director, and our partners at Annie E. Casey Foundation and the National Indian Child Welfare Association, to implement our juvenile justice initiative; the initiative is focused upon promoting alternatives to incarceration for Native American youth, with a particular emphasis upon the potential application of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) in tribal communities, including implementing tribal JDAI at one tribal site, increasing the number of tribes that are aware of JDAI and its potential use in Indian country, and increasing the number of tribal leaders that are interested in juvenile justice reforms that would reduce the incarceration of Native American youth.
- Work with the Executive Director and outside counsel to prepare an analysis of tribal-state agreements pertaining to Title IV-E of the Social Security Act dealing with foster care and adoption.
- Perform such other duties, as may be assigned by the Executive Director, in other AAIA program areas which include child welfare, international repatriation and federal acknowledgement.
- Knowledge of and/or experience working with Indian tribes and cultures is essential.
- Experience working in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems is preferred.
- J.D. degree is preferred; individuals with a master’s degree or substantial experience in the field of juvenile justice will also be considered.
- Individual must have strong ability to communicate orally, including in the area of public speaking.
- Applicant must have ability to write clearly and present ideas, concepts, and principles that are consistent and understandable.
- Applicant must be able to work in a collaborative team environment.
If you wish to apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.